Six USC researchers have been elected as fellows to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a prestigious honor from the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society. They are:
- Yolanda Gil, Research Professor of Computer Science and Spatial Sciences and Principal Scientist at USC Information Sciences Institute, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
- Leana Golubchik, Stephen and Etta Varra Professor and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
- Behrokh Khoshnevis, Louise L. Dunn Endowed Professorship in Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Astronautics, and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
- Paul K. Newton, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
- Timothy M. Pinkston, George Pfleger Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
- Ray Stevens, Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Director, The USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience Bridge Institute, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Fellows are elected annually by the AAAS council. Including the newest ones, USC has a total of 46 AAAS fellows. AAAS fellows are comprised of scientists, engineers and innovators across various fields, including research, technology, industry and government, teaching, excellence in communication and interpreting science to the public. The newly elected AAAS fellows will be honored at the Fellows Forum in conjunction with the AAAS annual meeting in February 2021, which will be held virtually.
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